Sergeant Richard Allen Beck

Sergeant Richard Allen Beck

Vernon Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 17, 1991

Richard Allen Beck

Sergeant Beck was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of Sergeant Beck's murder.

Sergeant Beck had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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I served with Richard Beck as a fellow patrol officer between 1984-1986. This was before he became a SGT. He was a good man who was quiet in nature and was always a good listener. Through my many travels, I've never forgotten this good man, whom I've had the pleasure of knowing.

Robert Hilburn Patrolman Badge #17
Vernon Police Department

May 3, 2016

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